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N" AI.I. probability, most of the men
who love llieir work have easy Jobs
at lucra1i. pay.
tV'F.ATHER forecast for Kansas:
" Fair toniglit and Tuesday; not
much change In temperature.
TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 13, 1915 TEN PAGES
THIS EDITION 2 CENTS
(' Order May Raise Rate
Between All Points.
2 CENTS A MILE NO MORE
Utilities Commission Figures
Out Blow to Kansas.
Christmas Present for Lucky
Railroads Tin's Year.
TOPEKANS HARDLY SATISFIED;
Santa Fe and Rock Island See i
a Disappointment. !
Admit That 2 Cents May Be
ew Rule Soon.
Kanfas is up against a general in
crease in papsengcr rates and there is
nnnurontlv mr phanPP to dodire It. SC-
eoriing to rate experts employed by policy of 1914. which was followed by
the public utilities commission, who the death of 14 Americans at the siege
have analyzed the ruling of the inter- of era Cruz
state commerce commission granting Pprkins' Ipttpr wvs-
increases in interstate passenger rates. 1 , r Perk'ns JL
The new order means an interstate : My Dear Mr. President:
rate increase from 2 cents a mile to j "I am impressed with the following
2.4 and 2.6 cents. In order to dodge statement made by you in your speech
discrimination, the public utilities
commission, under provisions of the j at f"
Shreveport ruling, must seemingly ; The Mexicans may not Know what
order an increase in intrastate rates. ; to do with their government, but that
Not in years has Santa Claus been is none of our business, and so long
so kind to the railroads as in the ; T h th prevent it, no-
ruling which the interstate commerce t ..... . ,, . t .
commission dropped in their stocking . body shall butt in to alter it.
in deciding the western passenger! He lld Bntt In,
rates case. The full text of the de-i , .
cision ha not been received by the1, This statement seems to me to be
Katt -tmmtthMmK- As analysed bj-
M. A. Chambers, accountant for the
commission, the interstate passenger
rate on the Santa Fe, M., K. & T.,
Frisco. K. C. S., Orient, Missouri Pa
cific and all roads south of the Cnion
Pacific, will be 2.6 cents a mile. On
the I'nion Pacific. Rock Island, CJrand
Island and all roads north of the Union
Pacific, the rate will be 2.4 cents a
mile. Several attaches of the com
mission have disagreed with the Cham
bers view, asserting that the northern
rate will be 2.6 cents while the south
ern rate" will be 2.4 cents.
Hreaic 1908 Agreement.
In any event, the ruling means a
big shake-up in the passenger situa
tion in Kansas. It means, in the
persons in touch with the
the two-cent rate agree-
ment uf 1908 is to be no longer recog-
nized. It means that the state pas-
senger rate case which the commis-
sion has kept buried since last spring,
must be resurrected and passed upon-
It means further, in the opinion of
experts, that a refusal to grant an in- ,
crease in passenger rates, means a re- ;
versa 1 by the federal commission. I
l-nder th decision of the interstate
commerce commission in the Shrflv-."'
port case, the Louisiana commission
was ordered to make state rates
which would comply with interstate
rates. When the state rates were held
below the standard of interstate rates,
the federal commission ruled that
discrimination in favor of the intra
state passenger was shown. Now Kan
sas faces a similar situation.
May Adopt Zone Policy.
Instead of an established
standard for the state. the Kansas
traveler may encounter zone or terri
tory rates under the policy adopted
by the interstate commerce commis
sion in its ruling. The action of the
commission in establishing different
rates for roads operating in the same
state, may mean a big change in the
method of establishing western rates.
Thus a passenger on the Santa Fe ,
mav pnv one
gers on the Rock Island will pay
higher or lower rate for the same
haul. Thus a passenger from Doilge
City to KansasCity. would pay the
northern rate Dy using tne KorK Is
while he would pav the south-!"1
ern rate over the Santa Fe
Reoicn Case in January.
Notices have been served by the
utilities commission that the Kansas
passenger rate case will be reopened
in January. New evidence will be
taken at that time and it is probable
that a decision will be handed down
some time next year. With the fed
eral decision to guide their feet, there :
is an almost established opinion that
the commission will be unable to re
fuse an increase in Kansas.
"We may not receive an official
notice for a day or two." said H. O.
Castor, attorney for the commission.
"So it is impossible at this time to dis
cuss all of the details of the interstate
rates case. It seems, however, that
the new ruling means a 2.6 cent rate
south of the Union Pacific and a 2.4
cent rate north of the I'nion Pacific.
This view is taken by Mr. Chambers
who worked through the western pas
senger rate case when it was on trial.
" view ot tne snreveport decision.
rate for intrastate passengers equal to ;
i?5 interstate ratemay be forced. That
(Continued on Page Two.)
HIGH LIGHTS IN EUROPE'S
WAR ONE YEAR AGO TODAY
Tlie Serbians retook Belgrade.
A Hritish submarine sank a
Turkish hultl-s!ii) am no men at
ltussians cut fi the Germans'
retreat from Northern 1'olanil.
Berlin, Det. 13. Direct
communication by telephone
between Berlin and Sofia
has been opened. The first
conversation, by way of
Nish, Orsova and Budapest,
was held by the Bulgarian
and German war ministers.
JUMPS ON WILSON1 F0!TD 0PP0SE
George W. Perkins Takes Presi
dent to Task in Letter.
He Says Foreign Policy Has
Brought U. S. Humiliation.
WE "BUTTED IN" IN MEXICO
Vera Cruz Incident Caused Loss
of National Honor.
Speech at Columbus Prompted
Writing of Hot Letter.
New York, Dec.
13. George W.
of the executive
sharply criticises PreSident wason's
Mexican policy in a personal letter J
which he sent Saturday to the chief
executive. He cites the "Hands off
policy announced by the president at
Columbus and contrasts it with the
" warp iraT . ncLion.
Mevico action which have, mnH
our country so much embarrassment retreat of the expeditionary forces was
and humiliation. When you refused , being covered yesterday by artillery
to recognize Huerra you certainly ; fire and machine gun contingents sta
butted in' in Mexico. I address you tioIied oniy a few miles across the
on the subject because I earnestly be- . frirlt-
lieve that in the manner in which you j oreK rronu"- ....
butted in In Mexico is found the root I Salonika dispatches today said the
of all the trouble and humiliation to battle was growing closer to the Serbo
which our country has been subjected, i Greek border every hour.
not only with Mexico cut other foreign
countries as well.
"When you 'butted
you demanded that our flag be
luted; you sent our troops to VeraCmas,
you brought our dead away, and left i
our honor behind; you abandoned
your demand that our flag be saluted.
These with countless other incidents
in Mexico caused Germany and other 1
nations to realize that our foreign j
policy was so ill considered, so short
sighted, so imootent and nointless.
that they had absolutely nothing to
fear from us and consequently they
have treated us with scorn and with
Prestige Is Iost.
. i " .
The resuU iS that Ur P"
1,1 VCI wipiuii is l
lower ebb than ever before reached.
and I believe that very many Ameri
cans join me in the feeling that all
this is directly traceable to the fact ; be urged at its present session to sub
that at the beginning of the Mexican mjt the question of a national consti
talkaUOn nt " yU nOW!tutional prohibition amendment to the
a"As the contrast between vour ! states for ratification. This was de
statemerrt at Columbus and your ac- cided upon at a mass meeting here
; tion at the beginning of the Mexican
sltuat'on a-t such wide variance it
occurs to me that there may be some
time be willing to make known to the
FIXING SENATE SLATES
Republicans and Dem.mifS fio Over
Committee Assignments In Prep
aration for Opening Tomorrow.
Washington, Dec. 13. Organization
Vi . i i. X ,y awaIleQ approval
merits. Democrats and Republicans representing 23 anti-sufrage associa
alike were ready when the senate met ; tions.
today to submit their slates.
Republicans met earlier in the day to I
KO over finally committee designa
tions recommended by the steering
Representative Mann, the house mi
nority leader, is completing today his
committee assignment. He expects to
have his slate ready when the .house
FOOD PRICES TOO HIGH
Half a Million Citizens of Hungary
Present Memorandum of Protest
to Premier in Parliament.
London. Dec. 13. The Morning Post
today prints a letter from Budapest
which states that more than half
"Hion people have signed a memor-
anauni which will be presented to the
Hungarian premier in Parliament bv a
deputation representing all classes of
the population, complaining of the
high prices of food. The memoran
dum claims prices' are much higher in
Hungary than in Germany. Ir asserts
;ht coming winter threatens to over
whelm the population by starvation
and urges the impossibility of going
on under present conditions much
: Supreme Court Fixes Holiday Recess.
Washington, Dec. 13. The supreme
j court today announced a recess from
I December 20 to January 3.
ARE CAST OVER
Anglo-French Troops Hard Put
in Great Retreat.
Bulgarians Believed About to
Follow Across Line.
Ferdinand's Soldiers Hold Posi
tions of Advantage.
Both Bulbars and Opponents
Suffer Heayy Losses.
Berlin, Dec. 13. The
French and British have
been entirely expelled from
Macedonian territory it is
officially announced today
by German army headquar
ters the advancing army un
der General Todoroff, oc
cupying Doiran and Giev
geli. It is declared that
two British divisions were
nearly wiped out during the
Saloniki, Greece, Dec. 13
(via London) The news
paper, L'Opinion, asserts
that Bulgarian troops are
preparing to cross the
Greek frontier and that
Greek troops are moving to
ward the threatened point,
apparently with the object
of disputing the Bulgarian
Athens, Dec. IS. The Anglo
French trcops have been retreating
across the Greek frontier since early
Saturday, according: to Information re
ceived by Greek military authorities
Giegveli was evacuated by the allies
Saturday mgnt or nj oui.uaj..
Bulbars Take Towns.
T5 iKroirn Valunrljirfi a n H COVPTfl 1
smaI1 vinages a few miles from the
Oreek frontier have been occupied by
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National W. C. T. U. Wants
Prohibition in Constitution.
Asks Congress to Act; "Antis"
Are in Conyention.
"Washington, Dec. 13. Congress will
late yesterday when resolutions were
adopted favoring such an amendment.
The meetins held under the auspices
of the National Woman's Temperance
union was attended by prominent
temperance, advocates from through
out the country. Speakers included
Miss Anna A. Gordon, national presi-
r,r th. nrtrnlTailnn - s.mtnr
torllT,r of North Dakota Mrs ManrlDuring tne ,hirty years following, he
Sterling of North Dakota, Mrs Marywas accorded the same honor every
iri. Armour oi unicago, national w. u.
T. U. lecturer, and others.
Antis Call on Wilson.
Washington, Dec. 13. The national
association opposed to woman suf-
irage me in ...ua.. ,.,u on i,ero
Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, of New
Tork, president of the organization.
presided at the opening session "which
was featured by the reading of a let-
ter by Mrs. Robert Lansing, wife of
the secretary of state, from her father,
John W. Foster, a former secretary of
state. opposing woman suffrage.
; President Wilson will receive the dele
j gates at the White Mouse tomorrow.
Kelow Zero in New York.
' Xtw Tork. Dec 13. Below zero
j weather is reported from Carthage,
j Masse n a. Potsdam and her points in
northern New York t ;y.
SHORT STORIES THAT COME
FROM WAR-TORN EUROPE.
Ijondon Families who have
gained their livelihood on the east
coas-t by "shrimping" for 180 years
have had their Industry eut off for
the first time by the war and are
lndon A recruiting Incident Is
told from a large recruiting station
where a man anxious to join the
army was quizzed about his reli
gion. He had none but was anxious
to oblige, promptly asking the re
cruiting officer what particular
religion he was short of. He was
enlisted without religion.
Amsterdam Dutch customs offi
cials at Keek seized enormous quan
tities of fats and oils about to be
smuggled into Germany disguised
as rolls of paper.
TEUTONIC PLUNGER TOLL,'
508 SHIPS; TONNAGE OF
VESSELS SUNK, 917,819
Ixindon, Dec. 13. German and
Austro-Hungarian submarines to
date have sunk 508 ships, accord
ing to a news dispatch from Berlin.
The total tonnage of tbe vessels
sunk is given as 917,819.
COCKRELL IS DEAD
Former Senator From Missouri
Expires in Washington.
Famous Confederate Veteran
Long Honored by Fellows.
30 YEARS IN CONGRESS HALLS
Statesman, When Defeated in
1904, Given Post by T. R.
Thrilling Incidents in Political
Washington, Dec. 13. Francis
Marion Cockrell, former United States
senator from Missouri, died here to
As a mark of respect, the senate ad
journed today to noon Thursday.
Francis Marion Cockrell served the
state of Missouri in the United States
senate for thirty years. When Roose
velt carried Missouri in 1904 and the
state swung into the Republican col
umn, the senator was succeeded by
Major William Warner, but the new
president promptly appointed Cockrell
a member of the interstate commerce
Senator Cockrell was born in John
son county, Missouri, October 1, 1834.
He was graduated at Chapel Hill col
lege, Lafayette county, and was ad
mitted to the bar in 1855. He opened
a law office in Warrensburg.
liirUi of CockreU'a Brigade. .
When the Civil war was started he
enlisted in the Confederate army and
rose from the rank of captain to brig
adier -general. "Cockrell s brigade'
was one of the most active Confeder-
ate troops in the war. Its commander
saw service at luka, Corinth and
Hatch ie, and when the Confederate,
army was driven back to Vicksburg,
the Cockrell command took an impor
tant part in the defenses of the city.
The senator was wounded three-time
during the war but did not quit Lhi
battlefield until he was captured on
the day Lee surrendered.
After the war. Senator Cockrell re
sumed the practice of law at his old
home. He was elected senator in 1875
and served until 1905. During the
time he was in the senate, he was
chairman of the committee on en
grossed bills and members of the com
mittees on appropriations, military af
fairs, rules and the select committee
on industrial expositions.
Infirmities of old age resulting in
serious illness during the last two
weeks, caused death.
His Hat Thrown High.
The throwing of his broad brimmed
hat to the ceiling of representative
hall at Jefferson City made General
Cockrell United States senator, accord
ing to a story related among older Mis
sourians. The state had been stirred
by a sharply drawn contest for gov
ernor. In the state convention of 1,
000 delegates. Charles H. Hardin had
been nominated by only one-half of
one vote. Every one expected to see a
split in the party. When the result of
the balloting was announced the tall
figure of Cockrell, the defeated candi
date, was seen walking up the aisle.
As the candidate mounted the plat
form, a silence fell over the gathering.
Then Cockrell's voice rang out.
"No man will more loyally support
the nominee of this convention than
Francis Cockrell," he shouted. "No
man will throw his hat higher for
Charles Hardin than I will," and he
his broad brimmed headirear
wnining to tne ceiling.
" Convention Is Thrilled.
The convention burst into wild ap
plause and scores of the delegates
rushed forward to grasp the defeated
Cockrell by the hand. The next spring
Cockrell announced himself a candi
date for United States senator and he
fI the unanimous vote of his party
time Missouri Democrats had a chance
to vote. The senatorship was Cock
rell's first and only elective political of
fice. No senator from Missouri sur
passed his record in length of years
and none equaled it save Thomas H.
Benton. In March, 1911, Mr. Cock
rell was appointed United States com
missioner to adjust the boundary be
tween Texas and New Mexico.
CURTIS WANTS LITTLE
Kansas Senator Asks Only for a Place
on the Appropriations Com
mittee of the Senate.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 13. Sen.
Charles Curtis has been appointed a
member of the minority committee
on committees of the senate. The
Kansas senator asks for only one as
signment for himself during this
congress that of membership on the
When Mr. Curtis was a member of
the senate two years ago he served as
a member of three of the most im
portant committees of that body ap
propriations, Indian affairs and the
District of Columbia. Any one of
these assignments is considered suffi
cient to occupy the major portion of
a senator's time, if he gives the work
his best efforts.
Senator Thompson will probably
remain on Indian affairs, public
lands and agriculture and forestry
New Live Stock Rates.
Washington, Dec. 13. General re
adjustment of live stock rates north
of the Ohio -and Potomac rivers, and
east of the Mississippi was authorized
today by the interstate commerce com
mission. Many increases were Author- j
YIELD TO U. S.
OR FACE BREAK
Lansing Hints at Severance of
Must Be Prompt Disavowal of
ROD FOR PLUNGER CAPTAIN
Sinking of Ship Illegal and
Washington Waits With Keen
est Interest Austria's Reply.
Washington, Dec. 13. Further ac
tion by the United States government
Oit ita demands of Austria-Hungary,
as set , forth in a communication re
garding the sinking of the Italian liner
Ancona, the text of which was pub
lished today, now depends on the Aus
Formal demand is made in the
communication for a prompt dis
avowal of the sinking of the Ancona
by an Austrian submarine, punishment
of the submarine commander and
reparation for the American citizens
killed or injured.
The note closelv Indicates that a
break in the diplomatic relations be
tween the two countries will follow
failure of the Austro-Hungarian gov
ernment to redress the acts of the sub
marine commander, which are de
clared to be ille-gal and indefensible.
A week at most trobablv will be
given Austria-Hungarv to accede to
the American demands. Meantime ad
ministration officials are awaiting with
keen interest some words from Vienna i
indicating how the communication was
received by the Austrian eovernment
and the effect it may have had upon
public opinion in that country.
xne text or tne note was presented
to the Austrian foreign office Thurs -
nay Dy Ambassador Penfield.
IN DYNAMITE CASE
President Wilson Will Listen to
Appeal for Pardon.
Review Trial of Barry and Mot
Tin, Alleged Plotters.
St. Louis. Deo. 13. President Wil
son, it was le&rned here today, will
devote an hour next Wednesday to a
review of the testimony in the cases of
John H. Barry and Paul J. Morrin, St.
Louisans, who are . serving terms in
tne Leavenworth, K.an., prison for al-
leged complicity in the nation-wide
dynamiting conspiracy of 1906. The I and tight protecting shawl she ven
president's promise to listen to an ap- tured almost alone into the capitol and
peal for the pardon of Barry and pleaded with jeering congressmen that
?owrri,AfWSrt'f iw n.thrllShc.the ef; ' women be given the vote, will tread
Missouri and Fred D. Gardner of this
city. Edward A. Peehan, attorney for
the local Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers' union, departed for Wash
ington last night. Feehan will present
plea for executive elemenev on the
contention that Barry and Morrin did
not have a fair trial in that their re-
quest for a severance of their cases
from that of the twenty-two other la-
bor leaders convicted at the Fame time
was denied. Morrin was sentenced to
three years and Barry to four years
imprisonment. Each has served about
twenty months of his sentence.
XMAS JOY IN "STREET"
Exchange Employees to Come in for
Ron uses: Every nod y Is to
New York. Iec. 13. Wall street is
going to celebrate Christmas in the
good old fashioned way. This means
the street will forget all about expenses-
Plans are under way for the collec
tion of a huge fund to be distributed !
among the employees of the stock ex
change and boom time bonuses will
be accorded the employees of indi
In the years before the war's depres
sion put a temporary quietus on the
jingle of money on the street, the an
nual fund for the stock exchange em
ployees amounted to from $11,000 to
$15,000, and clerks and other private
employees received bonuses equivalent
lZek'? Sl2i-aT?Sr Sff WiV bIr : Icienzle. Knglebert Bronk-
v.k... Z-Z. T i
live sTocta are strong as a resuH of !
announcements of unusual quarterly ;
dividends, another striking evidence :
or the big profits by American firms. '
Eleven firms to date have announced :
tneir purpose to inci ease dividends.
Western Union, Utah Copper. Butte
and Superior Mining. Chino Copper.
Consolidated, Nevada Consolidated,
Submarine Boat, Homesake Mining.
Savoy Oil, and Ansco are the stocks on
wnicn the Increase will be paid.
SNOW BLANKETS EAST
Atlantic Seaboard From Virginia to
Canada and Mach of Inland Cov
ered; Reaches Great Lakes.
Washington. Dec. 13. The Atlantic
seaboard from Virginia to Canada, the
upper Ohio and Mississippi valleys and
the Great Lakes region were snow
covered today, except in isolated spots.
Over most of that area snow was
still falling, with indications that it
would continue tonight in the middle
Atlantic states, the Great Lakes region I
WILL YOU HELP SANTA FIND HER HOME?
SUSAN B. IS BACK
I . , , . , j
1 Pioneer Suffragist Again Pleads
for Equal Rights.
Spirit of Brilliant Advocate to
HUNDREDS AT LEADER'S SHRINE
Congressmen,Who Once Jeered,
Now Cheer "Cause."
"Shade" of Miss Anthony in
Historic Votes Pageant.
Washington, Dec. 13. Susan B.
Anthony as she was when a young
! woman, when in her quaint hoopskirts
i the boards here tonight in the mon-
ster pageant to be given by suffragists
in honor of her memory.
Hundreds of her followers, repre
sentatives of the 4.000,000 women
voters of the west, and congressmen
and senators, have reserved seats in
i the big convention hall. The pageant
j was obtained by Miss Hazel MacKaye.
unere w u pe 4uu participants in tne
ten historic episodes portraying the
suffrage pioneer to secure recognition ' since the last census was compiled in
for her cause. Symbolic friezes tell- ' 1905 has been the introduction of in
ing of the growth of the movement 1 terurban lines in eastern and central
will be posed between the episodes. Kansas
while a chorus of a hundred women Z" . , , . . .
will sing Tne Iarl?est development, it is be-
Mrs. Florence Kays Hanson, pro-! Moved the figures will show, will be
fessional reader, will impersonate Miss! in the agricultural interests of Kansas,
Anthony. Other prominent, suffra- j manufacturing and mining having
gists will impersonate their leaders of1 failed to keep pace. Nor is it believed
the past as follows: j that the figures will show as large an
Elizabeth Caily Stanton .... increase in railroad mileage in the
Mrs. Charlotte Stanley j last ten years as did the figures for
Lucretia i Mott . . . . - -. . . . .. . tne previous decade, the principal tryn-
Miss ( Rtlieriue Reynolds M.-Corni!"k t in havlnr snont . Inrsra
Wendell I'hlllips Jam,' K. Duly ; tem9 ln Kansas halng spent & arge
Mrs. Amelia Kloompr part of their money in maintaining
Mrs. Margaret HopicIu Worrell . and improving their roads rather than
Dnnlel Anthony Hoiiinl 'Treat ' in building extensions.
mth. inniei Antnoiiy Mr, ifitii j'lerstm
Hannah Anthony . .MIks Leanora de Ornnpe ;
Mar Anthony .Miss Marg.ir"t l-ive t
BOMB MEN IN DENIAL
Fay and A Hoped Confederates In Plot
to Ic.Htroy Ammunition Works
Plead Not Guilty.
tly reindicted In connection wlih
Robert Fay and Walter Scholz.
allfgcd activities to destroy munitions!
sh'Ps 'the "ITk "
o6?-y wfhen arraigned before Federal
fe "L5" - ,i , . ,,
V. j k V.h jlf.L.V. r.
continued but the defendents Fay and
. r . .
Lansing's Appointment Confirmed.
hasaybeen rerr- i
pointment while congress was in ad
journment. TODAY IN CONGRESS
SENATE Met at noon. Re
publican committee a$sirnments
were approved. Senator Kenyon
proposed to tax manufacturers of
munitions and to prohibit passen
gers on munitions ships. Senator
Chamberlain introduced a bill for
military training of citizens.
Senate adjourned at 2 p. m.
until noon Thursday.
HOl'SE Not in Hession: meets
Tuesday. Democrats caucus to
night and extend ng the emer
gency war tax law
STORY OF KANSAS
, Progress of the State in the
Past Ten Years
Will Be Shown in Reports
From the Decennial Census.
GOOD SHOWING IS EXPECTED
There Has Been a Considerable
i Growth In Population.
Greatest Advance Will Appear
in Agricultural Production.
The story of Kansas and its prog
ress in the last ten years will be un
folded when the results of the com
pilation of the decennial state census,
final touches to which are now being
made in the office cf the state board
of agriculture, are made public.
It is expected that the work, which
was begun six months ago, will be
completed before January 1.
Preliminary indications are that the
report will show that the state has
had a larger development in the last
! decade than at any time in its history.
Complete figure on the commercial
; ana agricultural standing of the state
: have been complied. It is asserted
that one of the big industrial changes
a large settlement of the western
nart of the state wi. DG flhoffn also it
believed. The numbers of foreign-
ers, Indians, negroes, tne numner or
persons employed in the different oc
cupations, the number of persons of
various ages, and the birthplace of
every resident are among the details
to be Included in the report.
IDEAL WINTER DAY
A Continuation of the Prevailing
Weather Conditions Is Forecast by
the Government Observer.
j Idea, winter weather prevails over
'Kansas today. The highest tempera-
ture Sunday was 45 degrees. 3 above
normal. The lowest reading last night
decrees which Is 2 decrreea
above normal. The forecast calls for
i fair weather tonight and Tuesday; not
mucn cna-nge in Lcmijei aiure,
,. WZZSTZZ ?' TT ST"
i pers forecast promises temperatures
of 20 to 24 degrees for 36-hour ship-I
uicilia uui lii anu nci, duuih dim lilOl
On this date in 1901 the mercury
I dropped to 2 degrees below zero, mak
j ing the lowest reading on record. The
high mark is 66 degrees, the high
i reading on this date in 1906. The Kaw :
river remains at 6.1 feet. !
j Temperatures today averaged 1 de-
j gree above normal. The wind shifted
1 to the southeast this afternoon and
j blew at a rate of 4 miles an hour from
; that quarter. Following are hourly
( i;mpri.. jre reaaings xor toaay:
7 o'clock . . .
12 o'clock. .
1 o'clock . .
2 o'clock. .
RAP AT WILSON'S
ARMY PLAN STIRS
PEACE SHIP FOLK
Jones and Aked Seek to Con.
demn Preparedness Program.
Lindsey, JlcClure and Others in
SOME THREATEN TO QUIT MOVE
Ford Drafts Stirring Appeal to
Says There Can Ue No Irrecon
On Board the Steamer Oscar IT. by
Wireless via Steamship Nordham,
Dec. 13. A resolution condemning
President Wilson's preparedness pol-
i ley brought a protest from some of '
the prominent members of Tienry
.Ford's peace party last night when
it was presented for adoption.
The resolution was drawn up by the
Hev. Jenkins Jones and the Rev.
Charles F. Aked and others, who
asked that it be sinned by all th
members of the party as their plat
form. More than a dozen members, in
cluding S. S. McClure of New York,
and Judge Hen H- Lindsey of Denver,
refused to sign on the ground th
resolution was unpatriotic. Some of
them even threatened to leave the
nn rtv a f tor it rpiiphprl flitrnnp if th
j proposed platform was put through.
- Its supporters said the opponents of
the resolution failed to understand
the spirit of Mr. Ford's invitation.
Ford Appeals to Nations.
An appeal to the rulers of Europe
Was sent out by wireless today, ad
('rant triiied on Poire 2.
G. 0. P. TO MEET EARLY
Sentiment In Favor of Holding Nation
al Convention He fore Democrats;
Frisco May Get Gathering1.
Washington, Dec. 13. Sentiment
began to develop today in the Repub
lican national committee ln favor of
holding the Republican convention
before the Democrats meet to choos
av presidential candidate. The Demo
crat convention will begin in Ht. Louis
The committee will meet In formal
session here tomorrow to decide time
and place for holding the Republican
convention. Members who want an
early convention favor having the par
ty get all the political advantage it can
by holding the first convention.
Those who favor a date after the
Democratic convention contend the
Republican party should not frame
its line of attack until the Democrats
have made their nomination. Another
argument used against the proposal
for an early convention is that several
states hold primaries for the election
of convention delegates in June.
Talk about the convention city w
largely divided between Chicago, St.
Louis and San Francisco. Philadelphia
some of the committee seemed to feel
was out of the race. San Francisco
showed strength today that surprised
many members and it was understood
8t. Louis might throw her votes to the
Pacific coast city in case It was ap
parent St. Louis could not get the con
vention. Much of the opposition to Chicago
is based on the fact that it was there
that the party was split in 1911.
Samuel A. Perkins of Washington
was elected chairman of the commit
tee on calls, which frames the notice
of the convention. The committee and
Republican leaders in the senate and
house met lat today to consider the
reduced representation from southern
A majority of the committee was
said to favor holding the convention
early ln June.
CRUDE OIL STILL SOARS
Continued Increase in Demand Onr
Supply (ilven as Cause for An
other Jump of Ten Cents.
Tulsa, Okla.. Dec. 18. Crude oil
advanced ten cents a barrel here this
morning. The price is now $1.10.
Independem-e Reports Advance.
Independence, Kan., Dec IS. Aa
increase of ten cents a barrel in the
price of crude oil, making the price
$1.10, was announced by the Prairie
Oil A Oas company today. Continued
increase of the demand over the sup
ply was given as the cause.
FIGHT FILM BAR "HOLDS
Supreme Court Sustains I .aw Aimed M
Fistic Pictures; Xo Wi Hard
Washington, Dec. 1 3. The su
preme court today held constitutional
ihe law of 1812, under which it is un
lawful to import moving picture film
of prize fights for public exhibition.
The declnion waa anounced in a suit
arising over the exclusior at Newark,
N. of a film of the Willard-John-son
fight at Havana.
PITIXUR FACTS II ELATED
A BOLT WEM,-KXOW.N' lOI.K
Berlin, Nov. 2. (By Mail)
Baron Mumra von Srhwarzensiein.
former ambasNador to Japan, now
tttuwhed to the foreign office, uses
.smelling salts. He has two or three
xmall bottles m l,i. desk nil the
time and sniffs at them while lie
tulki.. He Is also very fond of
scented shrubs and often fills his
office with them.
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